ACRO VIRTUAL ACCREDITATION UPDATE – 9/3/2020
Over the past few months, ACRO Accreditation has been developing a virtual site visit process as a response to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are in the final stages of finalizing and testing the process and look forward to launching the virtual visits by the end of September.
ACRO Accreditation continues to be an innovator and a leader for radiation oncology practice accreditation. Since 2010, ACRO Accreditation has used an online process for reviewing medical charts. Under this innovative and modern system, highly skilled physician reviewers are grouped into teams according to specialization, and work under the oversight of a disease site team leader.
Our comprehensive virtual site visit process will include a pre-visit document review, video interviews of key personnel, virtual facility inspection, and detailed reviews of all quality metrics and all elements of the practice’s QA programs. This virtual process will maintain ACRO Accreditation’s high-quality standards.
Please do not hesitate the contact the ACRO Accreditation office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 206-956-3642 with any questions or comments.
Thank you for your interest in the accreditation program of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).
As part of its mission, ACRO developed a practice accreditation program in 1995, consisting of practice standards for radiation oncology. Accreditation is a voluntary process in which professional peers identify standards indicative of a quality practice, and an audit is conducted to assure that these standards are followed.
Since its establishment, the accreditation program has undergone periodic revisions to reflect clinical and scientific advances within the field, providing for the safe and effective practice of radiation therapy. The most recent in-depth review carried out in 2010 resulted in major changes to the process by introducing online case submissions by each practice with online review by disease site specific team members, and a quicker turnaround time for the full accreditation process, including onsite visits by physics and administrative surveyors.
If you are interested in applying for ACRO Accreditation (or re-accreditation) please apply below. If an application is cancelled by the practice after payment, a refund of up to 25% of the fee will be considered based on the reason(s) for cancellation and the work already completed by ACRO Accreditation. Refunds are not guaranteed.
ACRO Accreditation recently conducted a study comparing onsite chart reviews to online chart reviews by a radiation oncologist. Read the full article here.
Hepel, Jaroslaw et al., Comparison of Onsite Versus Online Chart Reviews as Part of the American College of Radiation Oncology Accreditation Program, Journal of Oncology Practice, Volume 13, Issue 5, May 2017, pp 331-337. Reprinted with permission. (C) 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.
For all inquiries regarding eligibility to provide care for VA beneficiaries, please contact Valerie Guth at email@example.com or 206-956-3642.
For additional information, or to discuss your specific situation, please contact Valerie Guth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-956-3642.
Learn more about the ACRO accreditation program through our online movie.
An Overview of ACRO Accreditation by the Medical Director, Jaroslaw Hepel, MD, FACRO.
ACRO Accreditation is the only US radiation oncology accrediting body to achieve ISO 9001:2015 Certification.